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Director seeking Auteurist Scripts with BIPOC/LGBTQIA Leads

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An ISA Verified Industry Pro/Director is looking for a script to make as their next film. Up to $3mm budget. They especially want art-driven, cinematic scripts with female leads, BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA characters (scripts do NOT need to meet all of those criteria, those are just areas of interest). Ideally the script would have visual components as well, either via vibrant locations, set pieces or built-in visual motifs. This director wants the kind of material that can play major festivals and get awards attention.

The story should be firmly in the drama arena – this director does not want horror or things with overt genre elements, unless those elements enhance the social awareness or political components, like in Parasite. The director is also not looking for victim/revenge type stories. They want a story where the lead characters have agency, the story is put into motion from their internal conflicts and unfolds organically and naturally from there.

True stories are also good for this director. They are particularly interested in stories centered around social justice and political awareness. True stories set in small communities or underserved areas would be an ideal fit.

Comp titles: Moonlight, Girlhood, Tomboy, Pariah, Boys Don’t Cry, and Mysterious Skin

When submitting, please include your SCRIPT, a SYNOPSIS and a well-developed LOGLINE. We will narrow our selection from the synopsis and logline, so you’ll want to really grab us with those elements.

Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be in English language.

NOTE: An “ISA-verified producer” means it is a respected industry professional/company with means to fund projects that suit their mandate. They wish to remain private and have entrusted the ISA to vet and find content to send to them.